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Participants Frank Panitz, Lasse Jensen, Stig Josefsen, Jesper Krage

of icebergs, incredibly beautiful nature and very stable weather conditions. Four of us were going and we met a few times to plan the trip in detail. It was also important to harmonize our expectations for the trip and we agreed that the focus should be on experiences and adventure. Fantastic fjords We flew to Qasigiannguit and travelled south to the closed Tasiusaq fjord system. It was wonderful to see the shining waters of Tasiusaq Fjord, even though it had been necessary for us to carry our gear over land to get there. We spent some glorious days there before carrying our gear out to the coast. We paddled to the settlement of Ilimanaq, where we washed our clothes and took a much needed bath in the settlement’s service house. From here,

we travelled by boat to Ilulissat with the »Søkongen«, because it is inadvisable to cross the mouth of the ice fjord in a kayak. From Ilulissat, we paddled northwards. On the first stage, we passed Rodebay, the settlement where I lived with my family when I was in Greenland the first time. Later, when I lived in Ilulissat, I often drove out there in the winter with my dogs to go grouse hunting in the fells. We paddled past Rodebay and into the Kangersuneq Fjord, where there were cabins we could borrow and, a good walk in, there was an impressive waterfall. The next destination was Pakitsoq Fjord. It is special because the big fjord opens out into a very narrow sound, resulting in an extremely powerful current. So powerful, that it doesn’t freeze in the winter. Therefore, it is very impor-

tant for kayakers to be careful. At the head of the fjord there is a hydroelectric plant that provides Ilulissat with power. We found a fine place to set up camp and we decided to take a rest day. We had found an old, tangled long line which we spent a lot of time unravelling. We left 15 hooks on the line and set it out. The next day, before we continued northwards, we pulled up the long line. It took two of us to pull and it was rather difficult to do from a kayak. Nearly all the hooks had fish. Atlantic wolffish, Greenland halibut and Greenland cod (ogac), so we had enough fish for several days. They were a welcome supplement to dehydrated food. The Eqi glacier We spent a few days here hiking and we visited Camp Eqi. The glacier is an 24 2015

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